Thursday, April 18, 2024

Discover The Top 6 Best Landscape Places In The World For Family Tour

Family tours can sound like a daunting task for some. Images of stressed-out parents, crying children, and lost baggage can be a nightmare. Although some things are unavoidable, proper planning for family tours can help minimize these horror stories. Proper planning includes research, accurate budgeting, and detailed discussion of itinerary with family members.

Looking beyond these negatives, it is best to see family tours as a time for bonding, an experience for children to develop social skills and values such as respect, understanding, and resilience. In searching for places to tour, consider these six landscape places. Each location will have a description of the place, suggested activities and an explanation on why it is one of the best landscape places in the world for a family tour.

1. Grand Canyon National Park, USA

Grand Canyon National Park

Picture a landscape millions of years in the making: this is the Grand Canyon. Located in Arizona, USA, the national park is also a wonder of the world which covers 4,926 square kilometers, although as a whole, it spans Utah, Nevada, and Colorado. It is an awe-inspiring testament to the Earth’s geological history, with its orange and red hues painting the gorge surrounding the Colorado River. There are hiking and biking trails, as well as mule rides, white-water rafting and camping. There is also the West Rim area that is run by the native American Hualapai tribe where families can learn more about native Americans. Enjoy the evening at the Grand Canyon Observatory for a night of stargazing.

The Grand Canyon not only offers a thrilling adventure, but also imparts a sense of geological wonder that captivates both young and old.

2. Pamukkale Calcium Pools, Turkey

Pamukkale Calcium Pools

If there is a place that combines history and rejuvenation, then Pamukkale is the place to go. From afar, these thermal springs look like cottony clouds, when in fact according to pamukkale.goturkiye.com, these are formed “when the thermal water, supersaturated with calcium carbonate, comes into contact with the oxygen on the surface creating shapes similar to frozen waterfalls and small pools resembling terraces.” Throughout history, the mineral-rich waters of Pamukkale are known to cleanse the skin and help in treating certain skin conditions. Enjoy a lovely warm soak amidst an ancient Roman backdrop as the nearby Hierapolis is within view. There are still remnants of ancient Roman architecture in Hierapolis, such as the Ancient Theater, Roman Bath and Antique Pool (also known as Cleopatra’s Pool).

This is a wonderful family tour for those who seek relaxation and cultural exploration.

3. Banff National Park, Canada

Banff National Park

Tucked in the midst of the Canadian Rockies is a 6,641 square-kilometer symphony of jagged peaks, azure lakes, and evergreen forests. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts of diverse activities for all ages, and not just its breathtaking scenery. Hiking and biking trails along the Vermillion Lake allow for animal sightings who call Banff their home. There are other thrilling activities depending on the season, such as skiing on Lake Louise, white water rafting at the Kicking Horse River, fishing for trout in the Upper Bow River, and kayaking. End the day with a soak in the Upper Hot Springs, to melt away all the tired and sore muscles.

Being a popular tourist destination, the area of Banff has accommodations to suit any budget. Prior reservations are highly recommended as it can get very crowded during summer.

Banff National Park is a good family tour spot for those who enjoy nature, wildlife and the outdoors.   

4.    Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Great Barrier Reef

Another wonder of the natural world and UNESCO World Heritage site is the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Being the world’s largest coral reef, it is truly a kaleidoscope of marine life – home to 3000 individual reef systems. The surrounding islands are a tropical paradise of golden beaches and cool sapphire waters. Boat rides and island tours as well as scuba-diving and snorkeling immerses everyone to marine life and biodiversity.

This is a perfect family tour destination for those who love the beach, marine life and water activities.

5. St Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz

For families who love winter sports, alpine sceneries, and a luxurious mountain retreat, St. Moritz in Switzerland is the place to go. Nestled in the Engadin Valley of the Swiss Alps, this is a playground for those who love winter and a haven for families seeking a blend of Alpine charm and sophistication. Compared to the other locations, St Moritz is a quaint 28.69 square kilometers, but located 1,800 meters above sea level. St Moritz is the best family tour destination for all things winter, having hosted the Winter Olympics twice in 1928 and 1948. Learn ice-skating or tobogganing as a family activity. Ski along its numerous pristine slopes of varying difficulties. Enjoy the views of lovely snow-capped mountains and pine trees on a horse-drawn carriage ride.

6. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay

Another landscape place millions of years in the making is Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, only this time picture 1,969 limestone islets in an area of approximately 1,553 square kilometers of sea water. The mixture of limestone, dolomite and gypsum plus a wet tropical climate combine to form this beautiful sight amidst emerald, green waters. Families can enjoy scenic boat cruises that will sail along the different islets to explore a floating village, aside from enjoying the beautiful landscape. There is also kayaking and for the more adventurous family members, rock climbing and cave exploring. The best months to visit this UNESCO World Heritage site would be from September to November as the temperature is cooler and skies are clearer, after the monsoon season of June to August.

Ha Long Bay is ideal for families seeking a balance of adventure and cultural exploration.

Conclusion

These six destinations stand out like vibrant threads that weave a unique story for families to unravel. From the pristine wilderness of Banff National Park to the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, these landscapes entice families seeking to connect with nature, culture and ultimately, each other. The shared experience of exploration and discovery transcends any challenges that may arise. Start planning on this journey that promises not just a tour but a unique chapter in the story of family adventures.

Kellie Kearney
Kellie Kearneyhttps://mylittlebabog.com/
Hi! I'm Kellie, a mammy of six vibrant youngsters. Juggling the roles of stay-at-home parent, I share honest stories and parenting fails. You'll often find me as a mum bun wearer, professional cake eater, and also a coffee lover. My typical day involves navigating through parenting challenges, whether it's enticing my little ones with a tempting custard cream, googling our next adventure, or eagerly awaiting Joe's return home. Join me on this rollercoaster journey of love, chaos, and laughter!

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